The Crocus and other symbols of early spring

Many people have different definitions for the beginning of spring. For some, Imbolc is the first day of spring, for others it is spring equinox. For some, it's marked by a holiday like Easter or Spring Day. As a child, I always heard the first day of spring was the first day you saw a robin. My new family doesn't measure spring in birds; we measure it in flowers.

Imbolc and healing trauma

Imbolc is a pagan holiday halfway between winter solstice and spring equinox. It symbolizes the return of early spring. In this post, I examine how that relates to dealing with grief.